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Feb 15, 2013 7:25pm PST
quote relationship with the islamic world is solve the arab israeli conflict. >> i think that would be a major contribution. >> we had done it and now toll seal our historic agreement in the traditional manner and then bang. bang, up top. pound it out. and blow it up. >> thank you. >> maybe not the um, otherwise we're good. hasel tof. >> my pleasure.
WHUT
Feb 3, 2013 11:00am EST
quote the islamic concept of history. >> why hasn't the parallelism between the teachings of the koran and the teachings of the bible brought christians and muslim closer together i ask you dr. mark dever? >> well, it's difficult to be brought together on exactly the teachings because what the emom said here is not the case that jesus is not crucified is at the very heart of the christian understanding of not only what happened to jesus but what jesus intended to do. >> so you can see tolerance but you cannot actually see a reconciliation because the doingmatic differences are so different? >> yeah. >> i know you're not surprised because you're a man of very deep and wide erudition as is evidence of to what you're saying today. do you believe many westerners that the koran teaches that christ was born of a virgin. >> a lot of american churches would be better off if they believed as much as the imam did, the christian churches in america, yeah. >> you mean that there is a rejection@of jesus as being
KTLN
Feb 5, 2013 9:00pm PST
of young christian girls. many are forced to marry and convert to islam. >> this is very sensitive issue for us. and this has wounded our hearts. >> reporter: the pope says western human rights organizations can raise awareness and bring pressure, but the matter must be addressed by egyptians. suffering is nothing new to egyptian christians. they faced waves of persecution since the first century. more recently, nearly 100 coptic orthodox christians have been killed in egypt since the revolution started two years ago. that's more than the previous 10 years combined. theodore insists the spilling of blood strengthens the church. >> through the blood, the church will be a live. it will be strong. it will be effective. in their society. >> reporter: the rise of the muslim brotherhood has actually helped foster greater church unity. >> we have seen some large inner denominational prayer services of late. how do you feel about those, and what do you think is going to happen in the future? more of the same? >> i hope that they, that all of the christians, are one. this is my dream. and also th
WHUT
Feb 3, 2013 11:00am EST
that the economic situation of muslims and the worldwide community will influence the way muslims see islam and see islam's spirituality as the way out of the dispair, out of the harmlessness, out of the -- homelessness and poverty that mums limbs have been experienced in the last 20 years. >> you serve as a muslim chaplain of georgetown university which is a roman catholic university in the sense it's run by jesuit priests, right? >> indeed, yeah. >> now, how is that going? >> i think it has gone, so far, very well. i have enjoyed working with the jesuits, with the roman catholic priests, with the protestants ministers and with the rabbis. >> do you have any muslims in your congregation at georgetown? >> i don't think i can -- i don't know exactly how many muslims are there at georgetown university, but i'm familiar with about 500-600 muslim students. and about 200 staffers and faculty members. >> have you noticed any kind of exoticism within the muslim community that's comparable in what we see from outcroppings from the spiritual -- the economic expansion of the '60s, anything like that? is ther
KCSMMHZ
Feb 5, 2013 2:00am PST
problems back home. this afternoon, his message is stark -- islam poses a threat to humanity. especially in the west, a fear of islam should be a normal reaction, just like the fear of falling under the wheels of a moving train. >> that is what i think. i am an atheist. in egypt, everything has become worse under the muslim brotherhood. as far as i'm concerned, there is no moderate islam. osama bin laden was the true face of islam. >> surely the situation in egypt must have improved after the statute -- after the fall of hosni mubarak. or has it? kareem does nothing so. -- does not think so. >> the current situation in egypt will need a lot of time to settle down. i was persecuted under mubarak and was stupid enough to believe that he was the problem and everything would improve when he was overthrown. i should have known better because i was brought up in a family of islamic extremists. now that the muslim brotherhood is in power, i have come to realize that they are much more dangerous than mubarak ever was. >> there are 1470 marks on the cover of this book, each representing a day kar
LINKTV
Feb 8, 2013 4:30am PST
why he faces problems back home. this afternoon, his message is stark -- islam poses a threat to humanity. especially in the west, a fear of islam should be a normal reaction, just like the fear of falling under the wheels of a moving train. >> that is what i think. i am an atheist. in egypt, everything has become worse under the muslim brotherhood. as far as i'm concerned, there is no moderate islam. osama bin laden was the true face of islam. >> surely the situation in egypt must have improved after the statute -- after the fall of hosni mubarak. or has it? kareem does nothing so. -- does not think so. >> the current situation in egypt will need a lot of time to settle down. i was persecuted under mubarak and was stupid enough to believe that he was the problem and everything would improve when he was overthrown. i should have known better because i was brought up in a family of islamic extremists. now that the muslim brotherhood is in power, i have come to realize that they are much more dangerous than mubarak ever was. >> there are 1470 marks on the cover of this book, eac
CBS
Feb 2, 2013 6:30pm EST
>> tonight, dateline timbuktu, joy in the fabled city liberated from islamic militants, elizabeth palm search there. >> a five-year-old is still held hostage at gunpoint. manuel bojorquez talks to the neighbors who know the captive well. here in new orleans, we return to the man who faced down katrina. >> you saw those people standing around the superdome and you said to yourself what? >> now what was an arena of misery is host to america's biggest party. >> and meet trombone short at this, michelle miller introduces us to the child project who grew up to be a star. captioning sponsored by cbs >> this is the cbs evening news with scott pelley reporting tonight from jackson square in new orleans. >> pelley: good evening, we have a lot to get to on this super bowl eve, and we will tell you all about that in a moment. t first we are going to turn to a place that is legendary for being very far away. there was a remarkable spectacle in the town of timbuktu today, the center of culture in the african nature of mali, islamic extremists had taken over there, but this week, french forces
Comedy Central
Feb 15, 2013 7:25pm PST
from 57 islamic countries excluding syria are in the two day capital for the meeting. >> jon: interesting but are they (bleep) in bags? if they are not -- i see it's the oic. not as catchy as islamapalooza but it will do. [ laughter ] are you getting that? all right. the oic led by secretary general ekmeleddin ihsanoglu or as his friends call him -- yeah. they say how walking off private plan planes is for chumps. check that bad boy out. escalators out of planes. let me tell you something, you think that's cool? nobody outlazies america. that's how you get off a plane in the muslim world. guess how we're going to get off planes from now on? what is up bitches. [ laughter ] what is up, bitches. [ laughter ] but for middle east watchers, the biggest news was the participation of iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad the first time an iranian head of state visited egypt in more than 30 years. >> for morp than three decades they stayed away. many expect a cordial relationship between iran and egypt but not one where they are best friends. >> jon: they are not going to be besties.
CSPAN
Feb 18, 2013 1:00am EST
by professor of islamic studies at american university and his book "the thistle and the drone" how america's war on terror became a global war on tribal islam" professor akbar ahmed, is a class of religion? >> guest: it is more complex. the concept of the clash of civilizations and others a simplistic. a and more than 10 years after 9/11 we should be aware of the conflicts where america is involved. i find many conflicts are rooted in the clash already taking place before and 11 was centered government and the triumph of the community on the border between states. without local history or culture it is impossible to impose simplistic notions but someone did waziristan or yemen is aghast at a clash of civilizations and. 90% had no idea what 9/11 was zero or of some of did not been. would have to be careful how we are analyzing and i maintain there is a crisis already was united states involved in a local conflict. >> host: ambassador to bases u.s. attacking their own personal try for their government? >> guest: you raised the third factor, with united states, the tribes now of the central g
CSPAN
Feb 24, 2013 11:00am EST
islam, which is going on now between the radicals, jihadists, if you will, and the more modernizing muslims. and that very battle also goes on inside saudi arabia. to try to understand the society can i knew that it was like someone coming here to write a book about america. you wouldn't be able to go to washington and new york and claim to understand america. so i had to be confident that i could get outside of we aren't, they're washington, and their new york. and i was permitted over those five years, i went all over the country and i saw all kinds of people, a lot of the royal family, but also very poor people, men, women, young people, old people. and it was an event is, frankly, to be a woman because you could talk to both men and women. a western woman in saudi arabia is basically an honorary man. so men are mostly unprepared to talk to you, even some of the senior religious officials who of course believe it is wrong to be in the presence of a woman who's not your relative. in the beginning i had a one month, one entry visa. then i got three months visa to come and then i wa
LINKTV
Feb 16, 2013 2:00pm PST
in islam. we are opposed to injustice, dictatorship and violence. >> they've come from different regions of tunisia to show their support, with black flags on the avenue denouncing what is described as plots to discredit islam. >> we are targeted by remnants of the former regime, theetrators collaborating with foreign powers. they have to know this is our country. >> after being persecuted for years under the previous government ennahda emerged after the 2011 elections as the biggest bloc in parliament. it now leads a coalition and controls the ministries of justice, interior, finance and foreign affair. its ponents and allies say ennahda should be more inclusive and expand the ruling coalition. tunisia's prime minister has called for a government made up of technocrats and non-political members, dismissed by these supporters who insist ennahda should be in power until the end of the transitional period. now, they have a strong signal to send to their opponents ennahda remains the biggest political party in tunisia a
CBS
Feb 2, 2013 6:00pm PST
with a quick visit to the city whose people had suffered under the severe islamic code known as sharia law. elizabeth palmer reached tim timbuktu behind the french advance. >> it was a victory lap for french president francois hollande. >> the troops he sent into mali three weeks ago chased islamic extremist out of timbuktu to the relief and joy of the inhabitants. >> the extremists not only terrorized the people with public lashing and executions they also desecrated the heritage of this ancient desert trading post. its elaborate mud brick mosques are protected by the united nations and so were its tools built for islamic saints nearly 700 years ago. >> is this the original. >> a local resident show showed me two of them now in ruins. >> last spring the extremists decided they weren't islamic enough and sent in a wrecking crew. >> we were heart heartbroken sidi told us but when we protested they fired their guns in the air to drive us away. >> at timbuktu's library the extremist turned to arson just before they fled in january. torching some of the 300,000 ancient arabic documents. >> but
LINKTV
Feb 28, 2013 5:30am PST
and islamic party leader to death for war crimes. pushing for the stalemate in syria. extra aid to opposition groups. the private mission to mars. only married couples need apply. >> benedict xvi is fending his last -- spending his last few hours as pope. saying his final farewell to church cardinals right now. pope benedict is the first church leader in six centuries to step down. he says poor health has presented him -- has prevented him from continuing his term. what do we expect to happen? once he stands down, he will assume the new title pope emeritus. the vatican says he will continue to use his papal title rather than reverting to -- he will also have to change what he wears. the simple white people rope will remain. his ring and the papal seal, they will be destroyed and the new ones will be forged when the next pope is appointed. in a sign of changing times, he will also need to give up his twitter handle. let's speak to barbara. no more tweaking for benedict. i just wonder how much of a tweeter he was. >> not much of one, although he had a lot of followers. 1.5 million or just under
CSPAN
Feb 24, 2013 7:00pm EST
terrorist attack. at the time he was recently covert to islam, have been ostracized for it and had no place to live. seems as if a card been broken down. the informant strikes up conversation with them. just before ramadan and during that conversation, the informant says you can come live with me and i've got a car you can use. he says this must be the work of god and over the course of several months, they talk about islam and encourages them to get involved with the terrible things he stood around the world. and he says it has rashly, i want to smoke a judge, chile judge. he didn't know the names any judges in informant says what if we passed a law and he said i want to pass a shop in law. they're getting very excited at the fbi had a stake in place. derek didn't have any money any guess t.i. had to have more than just talking. they needed to to acquire weapons. the informant says i know an arms dealer. i think it be to a stereo speakers to the dealer, he would take them entry. i'm pretty sure no arms dealers going to take stereo speaker for brittany spears delete those to the parking lot
CSPAN
Feb 23, 2013 9:00pm EST
versions of islam islam, so they are also learning to question as well as communicate witches a new scene in saudi arabia. country exists on the three pillars of stability and all of those are cracking. religion is one of them and is almost impossible to imagine the omnipresence of religion. every shopping mall, airport has rows of prayer rugs with the direction of mecca properly pointed during the proper times of the day the shopping malls close everyone goes to pray and and the parents were educated in the u.s. and they took me on a picnic in the desert there was a final prayer of the day. i was sitting on the rug and at the end of that the sexual son came to me and said i need to teach you something. you know, what to say when the angel of death comes? i did not. [laughter] he said to is your guide and you say allah. who is your profit and you say mohammed. what is your faith and you say is long. what your works you say i heard and i believed and muslims apparently believe this grave interview occurs immediately after you are buried and if you are a good muslim and in answer the quest
CSPAN
Feb 17, 2013 1:00pm EST
're pleased to be joined here by professor akbar ahmed, professor of islamic studies at american university. his most recent book is the thisle and the drone. how america's war on terror became a global war on tribal islam. >> guest: is america's global war on terrorism a class of civilizations or a class of religions. >> guest: i would woo say at it more complex. i find these a clash of civilize and other concept related to this rather simplistic, and by now, ten years -- more than ten years after 9/11, we should be aware of the complexity of what is happening on the ground abroad where america is involved in various wars. i final that many of these conflicts are rooted in the clash already taking place before 9/11 between central government and the tribes and communities on their borders, on the areas between states. so, therefore, without an understanding of local culture or history, it's impossible to implosion immiss stick notions. i know we here in the united states sigh this as a class of civilization but talk to one? iran or yemen and they will just look aghast at the concept there'
KCSMMHZ
Feb 1, 2013 6:00am PST
of britain's bank. islamic militants said to be related to al qaeda claimed responsibility. in 2008, an armed group and turkish police exchanged gunfire in istanbul. three police officers died. no claim has claimed responsibility for the most recent bombing on friday. >> algerian officials have for the first time allowed the media inside the site of a fatal hostage siege. islamic militants attacked the natural gas complex last month and kidnapped hundreds of workers. security forces fought their way in. when the crisis was over 37 foreign hostages and one algerian captive were dead. nhk was among the journalists who saw evidence of the conflict up close. >> reporter: about 100 domestic and foreign journalists were taken on a tour of the facility accompanied by officials. the plant is now under there are three checkpoints between the airport and the complex. and tanks have been deployed. these are the living quarters were many of the victims were taken hostage. we were only allowed access to the entrance. this building is a cafeteria. bullet holes serve as a grim reminder of the violence that
PBS
Feb 3, 2013 10:00am PST
from timbuktu to the capital. >> reporter: timbuktu was considered an ancient seat of islamic learning. its collections include texts on theology, math and science, as well as history and politics. when militants took over the city last april, they imposed a strict version of sharia law and began destroying historic sites, including centuries-old sufi shrines that they deemed to be idolatrous. many scholars fled the city, but before they left, jeppie says they apparently hid what manuscripts they could. >> the images we see of manuscripts damaged and burnt and so on are very few, very few, maybe as many as 2,000. that is bad enough, but not the kind of damage and destruction we heard of previously. >> reporter: jeppie hopes scholars can now get back to their work in timbuktu, uninterrupted by violence. i'm kim lawton reporting. >>> now, remembering the late rosa parks, the civil rights heroine who, in 1955, triggered the montgomery, alabama, bus boycott. she would have turned 100 on monday, february 4th. mrs. park's defiance made her a national legend, the tired seamstress who refused
LINKTV
Feb 9, 2013 6:00am PST
and the rising influence of the islamic rights. she calls it a catastrophe. she tells us that she is unpopular with the islamists and that makes her a target which she refuses to be silent. we women demand a new constitution she says. we have to change the constitution. women want a guarantee of equal rights. young and old are united in their call for democracy. why are women attacked and repressed? ask this woman. she answers her own question. because we're the ones who raise the next generation. if they hold us back, then the next generation is never going to be strong and independent. the men here take a back seat while the women talk. but that's an exception. many women on taw rear square find themselves targets of sexual attackses. these women are working to stop such attacks. they're handing out fliers of a hot line number. this square has become a dangerous place for women. one activist tells us how groups of men pull off women's clothes and abuse them. she speaks in english so the men won't understand her. >> we have a firm belief that these are organized mob attacks, that these people
PBS
Feb 26, 2013 5:00pm PST
strictly interprets islam and is said to be the most conservative muslim country. woman must carry themselves with head scarves and long coats when they go out. but visitors to the fair showed a keen interest in japanese fashion. >> we all love japanese fashion. >> everything about japan, we have background about it and we love it. >> about 100 women tried various items on the first day. a jetro official says japanese businesses still don't know much about the saudi arabian market but since saudi women have strong purchasing power he hopes japanese companies will explore the business opportunities in the middle eastern country. >>> i will have more headlines for you next hour. the nikkei down .9 let'ta a looat regional markets. ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> the u.s. senate has confirmed chuck hagel as secretary of defense. a bloc of republicans had opposed nomination of their former colleague, but they gave in in the end. president barack obama nominated hagel last month. republicans criticized statements hagel had made in the past about iran and israel. and they questioned his qualifications fo
KTLN
Feb 26, 2013 9:00pm PST
. they're still on the books. they're still going by them. you have people saying this is an islamic country, even though we thought what we were doing, and the french as well, was creating a new democracy. not so. >> george: and they were showcasing all of the paraphernalia they had covered, and even interviewed one the egyptian contacts? >> ramsey, and i met with him a year and a half ago when i was in libya, and he is just a christian who wants to share the gospel. trying to share jesus with the libyans. many are very receptive, but they're trying to stop it. >> george: you're just back from mali where the government and french forces have been fighting islamists fundamentalists. do you see what is going on in libya as an outgrowth, that this radical islamist support is growing in this particular part of the world? >> in mali, the resistance monoor anti-government movement started with the guardi movement. he used them trying to fight against the revolution in libya. after that was finished, they moved into their own area in mali and tried to take over the north. and claim it as a
WHUT
Feb 10, 2013 8:00am EST
, we got involved not to advance the cause of democracy but to advance the cause of islamic fundamentalism. i was the only one for years who denounced this intervention in libya, denounced the fact that the libyan rebels, just like their counterparts in syria, are in reality corrected and that their seizure of power, notably in libya, where they immediately impose sharia law, was going to destabilize the entire region. that is exactly what is happening in mali today. >> the operation follows france's role alongside the u.k. for a party which campaigns on anti-immigration, the upheaval caused by the arabs spring was unwelcome. would she have preferred gaddafi to have remained in power? >> it would probably have been more effective, with using diplomatic means of putting pressure on gaddafi to introduce a not significant dose of democracy to his country to leave him in place. you must remember that as deplorable, as reprehensible character as he may have been in libya, like mr. assad in syria, like you might remember in iraq a few years ago, these governments fought against th
WHUT
Feb 2, 2013 7:00pm EST
's afraid to speak of openly. the malian military had arrested three students in islamic dress who had no identity papers. >> when i got there, the students had their hands tied behind their back. they were on their knees. i heard one of them say, for the sake of god, don't kill me. i'm not the enemy. i'm just a student of the koran. but one of the military guys said, don't listen to them. they're infiltraters. they talked amongst themselves and then one said, fire, and they shot all three of them in the chest. then they dragged them by their feet and threw them into a well. >> we went to the place he described. there are reports that as many as 20 or 30 suspected infiltraters may have been executed by malian forces here. >> you can see lines of blood going all the way down. and some of this earth has clearly been pushed down to hide the bodies at the bottom. the malian government said it will investigate what happened. but it's clear several wells hold awful secrets. >> there's a horschel smell coming from down this well and you can see the blood spattered all around. there's no doubt
Current
Feb 26, 2013 4:00pm PST
of this? >> let's separate the numbers that are globally getting involved in islamic terrorism and the numbers within the united states, how many muslim americans. the number of countries ago pakistan somalia, et cetera have used terrorism as a weapon. they've been able to get decent numbers of recruits. within the united states though, it hasn't been nearly as much of an issue as many of us feared after 9/11 or after the first world center bombing back in 1993. there haven't been that many americans willing to join these organizations. michael: how has the arab spring affected that? what is the effect on the recruitment, lets say? >> al-qaeda and other revolutionary islamic organizations are trying to use the arab spring as a recruitment tool to say this us their are opportunity now that there is disarray that some of these authoritien states have broken down. they haven't had as much success as they'd like. they're starring to complain about this in their propaganda on line. they are worried that they are not able to recruit enough people to replace the folks that are getting
CBS
Feb 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
. it was a center of learning centuries ago. and last week, french forces chased out islamic militants who had seized timbuktu and tried to destroy its relics. one man outsmarted the marauders, and elizabeth palmer brings his story here from timbuktu. >> reporter: fabled timbuktu these days is a small dusty town but proud of its noble heritage as a center of islamic culture, art and medieval scholarship. last april, it was invaded by islamic extremists who drove into town with their heavy weapons and took over. abdul kader haidara was there. he is one of the keepers of a trove of priceless arabic manuscripts. the extremists' arrival, he told us, triggered his emergency plan. "i bought every tin box i could find, the kind we store household goods in," he said, "and my staff and i filled them with manuscripts until the library was empty." manuscripts including a 12th century astrology chart and an ancient arab genealogy. haidara quietly distributed the full boxes to local families to hide inside their humble homes. you sort of scattered them all over town. th
CBS
Feb 6, 2013 6:30pm EST
chased out islamic militants who had seized timbuktu and tried to destroy its relics. one man outsmart it had marauders and elizabeth palmer bringing his story here from timbuktu. >> reporter: fabled timbuktu these days is a small, dusty town, but proud of its noble heritage as a center of islamic culture, art, and medieval scholarship. last april it was invaded by islamic extremists who drove into town with their heavy weapons and took over. abdul kader haidara was there. he's one of the keepers of a trove of priceless arabic manuscripts. the extremists arrival, he told us, triggered his emergency plan. "i bought every tin box i could find, the kind we storehouse hold goods in" he said. "and my staff and i filled them with manuscripts until the library was empty." manuscripts including a 12th century astrology charles and an ancient arab genealogy. abdul kader haidara quietly distributed the boxes to local families to hide inside their humble homes. you scattered them all over town. then he fled from timbuktu where the extremists were imposing strict islamic law. they staged public fl
Current
Jan 31, 2013 4:00pm PST
and teachers. they believe if they don't rise up their country will be turned into an islamic state. >> we have eric cunningham from egypt. i think it's 2:30 a.m. so thanks for sticking up with us. >> no problem. >> so oh, can you run through how bad is egypt now compared to when the revolution took place? we've heard talk of civil war. is that what you're feeling on the ground? >> i don't think we're at the point where there would be a civil war just yet but with more tense this time around, it took a more central role. there were protests with security forces. certainly, things are a lot different. they sort of dropped the pretense of a peaceful uprising against the government. so certainly things are very serious. i wouldn't go so far as to say there will be a civil war just yet. >> these opposition groups claiming that the morsi is acting more and more like mubarak. do you see him trying to install an author tarian regime in the country. >> he would like to valuize authority around. whether or not he will continue in that position is another story, but he's certainly falling into the trap t
SFGTV2
Feb 1, 2013 5:00am PST
indoctrined into a violent islam. because of international lack of help for those kids to get implicated these kids are here. there's another camp here. osama bin ladins first assistant. spent two-years in gann tan know bay in cuba and he's running large camp and just down that the united states, 212 mash units. what's going on is they're agenda is to get people to be dependent and indoctrinate the violent islam. unfortunately we're a nonprofit in the states if we go into the camps or talk with anybody there we're affiliating with a terrorist organization and shut down by the, irs so we created a viral incubator for terrorists similar to what happened in afghanistan in 99. i showed this on capitol hill and they told me this was a classified photo. i took this beside the road here and you know, just to - i think this is news that should be broadcast all over. that the international community, pakistan government, nobody cares about the education of those children. one dollar per month child instead we're sending 9 $20,000 tomahawk cruise my siels when the cost of one we could build 50 sch
KCSMMHZ
Feb 5, 2013 6:00am PST
at current levels. >>> an islamic leader in bangladesh has been sentenced to life in prison for atrocities dating 40 years. we have the story from bangkok. >> abdul mullah is the leader of the main islamic party. a war crimes tribunal handed him a life sentence on tuesday, prompting violence on the streets of dakar. abdul was guilty of atrocities committed during the war of independence with pakistan in 1971. jamar e-islami is suspected of massacres in the conflict that left 3 million dead. supporter of the party have reacted with anger and a nationwide strike will be extended through wednesday. shops and schools closed and traffic was at a standstill. home made bombs were set off and some clashed with police. the government established the war crimes tribunal in 2010. jamar e-islami was a key player in the former government. they say the crimes are politically motivated. >>> a pakistani girl shot for advocating women's rights and education has released a video thanking people for their support. she recorded the message before undergoing another operation at a hospital in the united kingdo
PBS
Feb 5, 2013 4:00pm PST
are much more in line with islamic politics of iran. and they are less beholden to u.s. policy. i do not think there will be an incredibly friendly relationship between egypt and iran. but what we are starting to see is some relationship between the two. >> but don't they have a very different idea about the civil war in syria? gregg's they absolutely do. they do not in line see eye to eye on many issues. in the west, we call it the arab spring. the iranian leadership call that an islamic awakening. they have a very civil philosophy, witches witches thad is -- which is that which is bad for the u.s. is good for the iran states. whether or not they're very friendly with iran is beside the point, because egypt is going to be less friendly with the u.s. >> a new date will finally be set on the talks with iran posing nuclear program. how will those talks turn out? respects a long distance to go before the -- >> there is a long distance to go before the two sides can meet half way. the sanctions of iran have taken a toll. i have not seen a signed so far -- the main person that signed off
KCSMMHZ
Feb 11, 2013 2:30pm PST
strained. he downgraded muslims with a controversial comment about islam in 2006. while he professed respect for jews, he created an uproar when he revoked the excommunication of rebel bishops, among them a conservative who denies the holocaust. perhaps his most testing time, allegations surfaced that catholic priests had sexually abused and raped children for decades and it was tolerated by church superiors. in 2011, he returned to germany and he told parliament that religion had lost its meaning for many people. the most recent controversy was the saw the pointing to corruption in the highest echelon of the church. >> all three monotheistic religions go back to the same origin with abraham being a father. nevertheless, relations between judaism, islam, and christianity remain strained. there have been raise of hope and moments of reconciliation. in our next report, we look at relations during the popsy of pope benedict -- papacy of benedict xvi. >> his speech was meant to be clear signal of improved relations. >> shalom. i would like to take this opportunity to assure you that i in
LINKTV
Feb 15, 2013 7:00pm PST
war crimes tribunal. supporters of the islamic party clashed with police. they say a life sentence given to one of their leaders was politically motivated. they have been -- there have been larger demonstrations in support of the trial. >> the seaside town, the scene of the latest confrontation between police and supporters of the largest islamic party. several people were killed after it -- officers said they opened fire on the protesters after they were shot at. they do appear to show that the crisis surrounding the controversial war crimes tribunal is far from over. these people say all life term handed out on february 5 was too harsh. the charges are politically motivated. in the capital, and other big protest was held to declare the sentence was too lenient. these bangladeshis' want him executed. >> it is a very divisive issue. the verdict has caused protests from both sides. people feel it was not harsh enough. >> a prominent blogger had been at the rally who was later found killed near his som. he had been a strong critic. the war crimes tribunal was set up by the prime mini
PBS
Feb 18, 2013 2:30pm PST
last week. it restarted its campaign for an independent islamic state nine years ago. john reports. there are some distressing images. >> this is a land of fear, not smiles. 60,000 thai soldiers trapped in a decade-long war of attrition with the insurgents. slipped., the mask a failed attack on a thai military base let 60 militants dead. their movement is no longer faceless. astonishingly, three of them lived next door to each other, just a short drive from the base. a procession of friends and relatives are arrives the following day to consult the families. he has been left with three young daughters to look after. she knew her husband was a wanted man. he stayed away and the army often searched her home. her feelings are mixed. she misses him, she says. he told me that he was proud that his son had died fighting for his beliefs. would you want any of the year surviving sons to follow him? >> i tried to stop them. they do not always listen to me. as dead men were buried martyrs to the cause of an independent islamic state. they accept their death as a fitting end. the commander of
PBS
Feb 18, 2013 5:00pm PST
of timbuktu in mali is charged with history, a crossroads of islamic culture. militants destroyed prime examples of that culture as they made a push through the region. now heritage experts convened by u nessco have decided to rebuild parts of the world heritage site. about 150 experts gathered at unesco headquarters in paris. they discussed ways to rebuild ancient tombs. >> translator: the destruction of world heritage site is an a of foolishness. people of the whole world are the victims of such an act. >> militants destroyed 500-year-old islam makes liums before being driven out last month. they will study the damage and start reconstruction. >>> japanese prime minister abe is packing his bags. he will meet later this week with president obama in washington. >> they'll talk about a lot of things. one thing high on the agenda is the japan energy cooperation. japan is looking to the u.s. for an energy boost. prime minister abe will ask president obama to permit shell gas exports to japan. the two leaders will meet on friday at a summit in washington. japan faces a rising energy shortag
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